A $72-million North Lakes Eco-Lifestyle Precinct has been approved for development in Mango Hill and is expected to provide a much-needed addition to the tourist amenities of the Moreton Bay region, an area that had 4.3 million visitors in 2021 and now has roughly double the number of annual visitors that Noosa does.
Maple Development Group is set to develop the North Lakes Eco-Lifestyle Precinct which is projected to deliver more than 150 jobs to the region.
Once completed, a five-storey 112-room eco-hotel, the first in the region, will feature a day spa; organic grocer; garden-to-table dining venues; recreational events; food trucks; a naturopathy home; and a garden centre.
To be located on Anzac Avenue in Mango Hill, the North Lakes Eco-Lifestyle Precinct is dubbed as an “oasis” for guests who are looking for a destination where they can relax and unwind. It will offer indoor and outdoor spaces, natural lighting, breezeblock walls, a fire pit, outdoor yoga platform, and plenty of greenery.
The eco-hotel and wellness development project is a welcome addition to the region. Given the growing tourism in the area, Moreton Bay needs up to eight hotels, four of them needed by 2026. A total of 1,035 hotel rooms are needed to be delivered by 2032.
“Moreton Bay is an opportunity not to be missed. We now see double the number of annual visitors that Noosa does, with 4.3 million visitors in 2021, and the fact is we don’t have enough accommodation to meet demand,” Mayor Peter Flannery said.
“We currently only have 204 full-service rooms which has been exposed by a growing number of major events, festivals and sporting events such as KiteFest, the NRLW Grand Final, Abbey Festival, Jetty-2-Jetty, Taste of Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival, and many more.
“I applaud the team behind North Lakes Eco Lifestyle Precinct for being ahead of the pack, this investment marks another milestone on our goal of becoming Queensland’s $40-billion engine room.”
“Developments like this will help push Moreton Bay closer to being among the top Queensland tourist destinations.”
The eco-hotel project is also aligned with Moreton Bay’s s commitment to sustainability and “going green as we grow” with features including a naturopathy centre to cater to home, garden and health care, a farmer’s market, a wildlife rehabilitation shelter facility, community food gardens, a drive-through compost, and garden waste drop off point.
The North Lakes Eco-Lifestyle Precinct is set to be built on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Diamond Jubilee Way in Mango Hill. It is expected to be completed by mid-2026.